Helping Hands - Volunteer-Driven CASA Program Advocates for Foster Children
As a retired special education teacher who worked for more than a decade in early intervention support, Nancy Zang knew her professional experience could help the Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program.
Maryland Family Network Announces Child Care Resource Centers
We're pleased to announce that the bid process for the MD Child Care Resource Network was completed in October. Eight agencies have been selected to operate Child Care Resource Centers (CCRCs) beginning January 1, 2022. Take a look at the new list.
Healthy Families Frederick - Building Stronger Families, Healthier Children, and a Better Community
With over 300 families served in the past 11 years and currently serving 20 Spanish-speaking families, there is no better evidence of the impact Healthy Families Frederick has on its families than the personal stories of parents who have been able to provide their children with a healthy, safe start in life.
The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department Launch Crisis Car Response Team in Collaboration with Community Partners
Community announces the launch of a mental health co-responder pilot program that will commence on July 1, 2021. The Crisis Car will pair a non-uniformed Frederick Police officer with a civilian mental health professional and an EMT/paramedic from Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services.
Leaders hail state mental health bill named after Rep. Raskin's late son
The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act (SB719 and HB812), which the General Assembly approved this year, will use the state’s existing 211 mental health crisis agency to establish periodic check-ins and connections to mental health resources for people who opt in.
Students use the arts to shine a light on mental health during pandemic
To showcase how art can be therapeutic, the MHA recently partnered with the Frederick County Public Schools Academy for the Fine Arts (AFA) for a spring project. Students in the academy were tasked with creating artwork or videos focused on the theme of “from darkness to light.”
2021 Mental Health Month - FCAR Special Interview
The Frederick County Association of Realtors Board of Directors President, Terry La Scola, interviews MHA CEO Shannon Aleshire during the 2021 Mental Health Month to raise mental health awareness.
Unsung heroes: 211 Day recognizes health and human services call-takers
211 Day — Feb. 11 — recognizes the call center workers who are available around-the-clock for anyone experiencing a crisis or in need of someone to talk to, and help connect people to the services they need.
Frederick County Executive and MHA Child Care Choices Program Announce Assistance Grants for Child Care Providers Countywide
County Executive Jan Gardner announced that the county will administer up to $2 million in grants to help child care centers and providers countywide pay for expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic.